Nigerian Scholar Tejumola Olaniyan died of heart failure in Madison, Wisconsin, the USA on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Tejumola Olaniyan was an internationally-recognized scholar of…View More Tejumola Olaniyan, scholar of African literature, has passed on.
South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni passed away in Cape Town on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Sandile Dikeni was the author of three collections…View More South African Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni has passed on.
A Igoni Barrett debut novel Blackass has been available to Chinese readers since 2017. We have covered A. Igoni Barrett on this blog mainly because…View More A Igoni Barrett’s debut novel “Blackass” available in Chinese.
Binyavanga Wainaina was honoured at a ceremony at the Story Club Art Cafe in Lilongwe, Malawi on August 24, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina shot to continental…View More Binyavanga Wainaina honoured in ceremony in Malawi.
Toni Morrison was honoured by Ghanaian writers at the e-Ananse Public Library in Accra, Ghana on August 19, 2019. On August 5, 2019, novelist, poet,…View More Ghanaian writers celebrate Toni Morrison in Accra.
US novelist, essayist, editor, and teacher Toni Morrison died on the evening of Monday, August 5, 2019. Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor,…View More Toni Morrison has passed on.
The Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sent condolences to the family and friends of their delegate Hodan Nalayeh who died in a terrorist attack on July…View More Kismayo Book Fair 2019 sends condolences for Hodan Nalayeh.
The memorial to fallen Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Nairobi National Museum on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was…View More Binyavanga Wainaina Memorial hosted in Nairobi.
The Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on May 28, 2019. For many people around…View More Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina hosted in Nairobi.
Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina passed on after a short illness on the night of May 21, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was a colossus in…View More Binyavanga Wainaina has passed on.
Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih passed on on April 30, 2019. Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih was a Libyan novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist, and diplomat. He began…View More Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih has passed on.
Nigerian poet and novelist Gabriel Okara died in his sleep at his home in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a brief illness on Monday, March 25,…View More Nigerian poet and novelist Gabriel Okara has passed on.
Nigerian writer and academic Pius Adesanmi passed away on the Ethiopian Airways flight 302 crash on March 10, 2019. Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian professor,…View More Pius Adesanmi passes on in Ethiopian Airways crash.
Cote D’Ivoire novelist, playwright, and poet Bernard Dadié passed away on March 9, 2019. Bernard Dadié was a prolific writer whose work was in several…View More Ivorian novelist, playwright, and poet Bernard Dadié has passed on.
Zimbabwe author and poet Charles Mungoshi has died at the age of 71 in a hospital in Harare today February 16, 2019. Charles Mungoshi writing…View More Zimbabwe author and poet Charles Mungoshi has passed on.